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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
colonial flag is a visible sign of rising discontent in a city with calls of one-person, one-vote, grow stronger every year. the chinese government says this city make it universal suffrage as early as 2017. but despite talk about the importance of political reform by mr. hu, the lack of progress in china itself means many people question the sincerity of that promise. that is why the activists are targeting beijing's liaison office in western hong kong to protest when that party will. the mistrust of government stands at the highest level in more than a decade. and the bad feeling is likely to continue as long as china hold onto its authoritarian ways. bbc news, hong kong. >> that is the situation in hong kong. elsewhere, four tibetans have set themselves on fire in a protest against chinese rule. according to the organization free tibet, the 15-year-old tibetan monk has died -- they set themselves a light in zeshan province where many self immolations have taken place. let's talk about the speech given today, early this morning, by president hu jintao. to discuss it with me, i have a
WHUT
Nov 8, 2012 7:30am EST
in beijing, and the city is now abuzz that the congress is under way. signs and banners bearing slogans are everywhere. some read "cheers to the great chinese communist party," for without the communist party, there would be no new china. this is a major political event, and authorities carefully orchestrate every detail. i went for a tour of beijing to see what they've done. signs of the congress are everywhere in beijing. flowers, elegant decorations and banners. when i got into a taxi, i found another sign. ahead of the party congress, local authorities here in beijing have instructed all taxis to take the handles off so that people can't open the windows. chinese authorities are trying to prevent activists from throwing antigovernment leaflets out of the windows of moving taxis. police in beijing have put strict traffic checks in place for vehicles entering the capital. government authorities have mobilized an army of volunteers to help with security. they say 1.4 million citizens are taking part in the operation. the volunteers are told to keep suspicious people out of the city cen
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
have left more than two-thirds of the libyan -- italian city of venice submerged. thousands have been forced to flee. 70% of venice has been flooded, and more than 200 people evacuated from their homes in tuscany because of severe weather. a combination of the heavy rains and strong winds did caused the flooding and many have been evacuated from the area. let's talk to alan johnston and has been covering this from rome. what are you hearing there? >> this is a kind of year when dennis knows it must brace for flooding. this is a time of year for these weeks in autumn, where large, high tide surges through the city on occasion quite commonly. but what we have seen over the last 24 hours has been something extraordinary. the six highest tides since records began back about 130 years ago. at one point, as he said, 70% of venice was under water yesterday. strong, southerly winds coming up the adriatic, driving mass of water into venice's lagoon. and torrential rain across a large swath of northern italy, into the rivers that feed into the lagoon as well. i have to say, though, fortunately
WHUT
Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm EST
, that the attacks, operation pass lead, began. we go to gaza city where we're joined by palestinian journalist mohammed omer. can you describe what is happening now on the ground? >> the only thing you can hear is the bombing and f-16's and missiles dropping across the gaza strip, everywhere in the gaza strip. we just heard a number of missiles fired and the drones. drones.indf-16's and in the east part of the gaza strip, where talking about, in particular, or the bombing has taken place from the israeli warships. the situation is very critical at the moment. as i'm sitting right now with a number of people who are evaluating, a number of injured people are being evacuated. they cannot find where to go to evacuate the dead bodies. there are a lot of people injured. so far we have the number, according to a medical crew next to me, seeing people killed in the last 24 hours -- we have 15 people killed in the last 24 hours, with over 150 people injured. in the last few hours or in the last couple of hours, the emergency team here and ambulances announced they found the bodies of four people, incl
WHUT
Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
includes more than 20,000 residents of public housing in new york city, who in some cases also lack heat and running water. three of new york city's hospitals remain closed after losing power during the storm, and there is no current timetable for their reopening. on thursday, new york governor andrew cuomo said economic damage from the storm could reach $50 billion. >> the first cost estimate that i have seen has suggested the storm will cost the region $50 billion in damage and economic loss. the state of new york, about $33 billion in damage and economic loss. that is a staggering number. >> in the face of an ongoing fuel shortage, new york city mayor michael bloomberg has unveiled a new rationing system for the purchase of gas. on thursday, he said motorists will only be of a purchase gas on alternating days depending on whether their license plate ends in odd or even number. >> only 25% of our gas stations we estimate are open. drivers are still facing long lines, frustrations growing. it now appears there will be shortages for possibly another couple of weeks. the best way we thing
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Nov 13, 2012 7:30am EST
're talking about the issues faced in different provinces and cities across their country. but they're having most intense discussions about who will be among china's next generation of leaders. party spokespersons confirmed the new leadership lineup will be unveiled thursday. nhk world's james tengan is in beijing covering the congress. james. >> reporter: the discussions and deal-making are coming the a climax. roughly 2300 delegates of the congress will pick about 200 members for the communist party central committee. then wednesday, the congress will close. the next day around 20 individuals from the central committee will be chosen to sit on the party's political bureau. after that officials further whittle down the list to see who will be on the plight bureau's standing committee, china's top decision making body. analysts say xi jinping will replay hu jintao in the job of general secretary. they also say the number of politburo standing committee members will be reduce prd the current nine to seven to speed up the decision-making process. if that forecast is correct, seven people will
WHUT
Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm EST
of a wet and dark stairwell in rockaway, queens freed on wednesday, new york city mayor michael bloomberg warned sandy may have weakened defenses against potential flooding. >> because of today's storm, coastal areas face a risk of some flooded into 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and the national weather service warns there could be some major flooding in spots already eroded by sandy. the difference here is the barriers of sand or rocked that were there before perhaps are not there. we have not and will not order the large-scale evacuation we did in advance of hurricane sandy, but if you are experiencing significant flooding during sandy, you should consider taking shelter with friends and family are using one of the city's storm shelters. >> at least 40 people have been killed in an earthquake off of guatemala's pacific coast. most of the victims were killed in the northwestern state of san marcos, which saw heavy damage. lawmakers in greece have approved a new round of austerity cuts amidst massive protests. on wednesday, the greek parliament narrowly backed a $13.5 billion austerity packa
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
of violence this week in syria. government forces have bombarded several cities, and there were clashes on the ground with the group, the free syrian army. damascus was no exception. warplanes have been firing at the eastern suburbs of the city, and artillery shelling on opposition-held areas much the number of civilians killed this week exceeded 500, including women and children. but the free syrian army is also moving closer to the center of the city, trying to gain ground. they had claimed attacks on government strongholds, including a military air force. the government denies those claims, but did accuse terrorist groups of attacks on neighborhoods. neighborhoods were attacked this week. they are inheart by residents loyal to president assad and are predominantly of the minority group. these were the first attacks of sectarian nature. they feel oppression by islamic radical group who the government says are rising in number. these groups, the government says, are paid by conservatives and trying to destabilize the country in its secular nature. so far there hasn't been any political
WHUT
Nov 9, 2012 8:00am EST
of the united states than it is to host public tv your public radio show in cities across the country? talk about public media because it came under attack during the campaign. >> i have just come from a 100- city tour as we speak to people and hear what they have to say. do fund-raisers for public radio and television stations. like all media, it has to open up to provide a forum for people to speak for themselves. i see media as a huge kitchen table that stretches across the globe, that we all sit around and debate and discuss the most important issues of the day. war and peace, life and death, and anything less than that is a disservice to the servicemen and women of this country who cannot have these debates on military bases on whether they will be sent to kill or be killed, whether they will be sent to live or die. anything less would be a disservice to a democratic society. public media should be the model for all of the media. it should be diverse. it should not just give voice to the minority elites in washington. i am not talking about people of color either. i am talking about a
WHUT
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
system that sent 70 cities under water on sunday. there's been more tension along the disputed border between israel and syria known as the golden heights. israel has fired on a syrian army post. it says it was responding to stray fire from fighting between syrian government forces and rebels. israel's seized the golden heights in 1967. the u.n. has been in place on the cease-fire line since. let's get more from golden heights. good to see you. what's going on there today? >> well, so far we've been hearing some pretty heavy exchange of gunfire on the syrian side of the heights. that's the ongoing fighting that's been happeninging at the cease-fire line basically. as far as this sight, the occupied sight, things have been very quiet today. there have been so far no reported incidents of mortar shells falling on the occupied side on the israeli population areas. we did however see some israeli machinery at work along the anti-tank tunnels. these are the tunnels that are built along the buffer zone, along the cease-fire line and they have been, it's really army machinery has been diggin
WHUT
Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
york! we're taking the whole show to new york city. we're going to see the sights... this is called the panorama of the city of new york. that's almost 900,000 structures. roger: down in the meat packing district, an old freight train line was transformed into high line park.
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Nov 15, 2012 7:30am EST
up stores in cities with a population of 300,000 or less. they also offered to close for one weekday twice a month. >>> texas instruments will withdraw from making chips for smartphones and tablet computers. that's despite the fact that more and more people are using these devices. the major u.s. chipmaker said it would stop costly spending in a very competitive business of smartphones and tablets. it would be difficult to rival apple and samsung, which dominate the markets. instead, texas instruments will focus on making chips for autos and industrial machinery. the firm also announced a plan to cut 1,700 jobs. that's about 5% of its global workforce. looking at other chipmakers, intel has been leading the industry for a long time, but now it's also lagging behind in the wireless sector. meanwhile, qualcomm and nvidia are also showing fast growth. >>> japan's space agency and a commercial machinery maker jointly developed a camera for use on site at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. the device will help in the cleanup of radioactive materials that leaked out. japan aerospa
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
, washington saturday after the group was initially barred it from purchase of bidding by the city. the peace group filed a discrimination lawsuit and was allowed to march after a judge issued a temporary restraining order. the issue of tax cuts for the wealthiest americans has taken center stage in the political battle over a looming fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending hikes that could tip the country into economic recession at the start of next year. "the new york times" reports that president obama is hoping to recruit corporate executives to accept higher taxes and assurances of democratic votes to reduce so-called entitlements. on saturday, president obama defended tax hikes for the wealthy. >> i am open to new ideas but i refuse to accept any approach that is not balanced. i cannot ask students or seniors or middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people making over $250,000 a year are not as to pay a dime more in taxes. >> house speaker john boehner argued against any tax rises -- tax hikes. >> instead of raising taxes on americans, let's begin to solve the pr
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
. there were no sub-prime loans that won't on, they invested in small cities, always had a good school system and now commodities, agriculture are know booming across nebraska, south dakota and kansas. it's not just the shale oil coming out of north dakota. they don't get what's going on back in washington and at this point they don't care much because they're inkleined to take care of what they've got going on. it's a model in some ways. it wasn't that long ago -- we've got to turn that into the buffalo commons and give up on that part of the world. now agriculture is won by young entrepreneurial agricultural scientist how to get the most out of the soil and they're selling their products all over the world. they're familiar with china and with india and brazil. >> rose: you went to your home town. >> talking about tom brokaw we went to the same restaurant in minneapolis. on the one hand i found really the same kind of excitement that tom found. a lot of people, young people doing great innovation and start-ups in the minneapolis area much here's what i also found, charlie. i spent a day or
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm EST
. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: when david o. russell first read matthew quick's novel "silver linings play book" it grabed him immediately. he was fascinated by the story of a troubled young man who struggles to rebuild his life after being released from a psychiatric institution. the book is now awe a movie starring bradley cooper, robert de niro and jennifer lawrence. here's a look at the trailer. >> let me break it down for you. the whole time you're rooting for this hemingway guy to survive the war and be with the woman he loves. >> it's 4:00 in the morning. >> can't somebody say hey, let's have a good ending to the story. i can't apologize. you know what i will do? i'll apologize on behalf of earnest hemingway, that's who to blame here. >> have hemingway call us and apologize to us, too. >> i'm getting fit for nicky. >> patrick, she left, she's gone. >> doc, i have one instinct. i come home from work, i see my wife in the shower, i pull the car pain back -- so, yeah, i snapped. >> hey, tiffany, it's pat, you
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
president. he was weighing in over his head. -- he was way in over his head in kansas city. boss prendergast was asked why they chose trimming to run for the senate. he said wanted to show the world that i could take -- that a well-oiled machine could take an office boy and have him elected to the senate. he was so far over his head when he became vice president and the president, he had a recurring nightmare that the secret service would tell him that result was dead. he knew that he was not up for it. -- that roosevelt was dead. he knew that he was not up for it. he is clearly not capable. he tells everybody he meets with for the first two weeks that it is a terrible mistake, that he is not big enough, not smart enough, that somebody else should really become president. they told them he had to bulk up and at least believe that he could be present for everybody would lose faith. unfortunately, he makes the wrong decision and almost every case. he falls in line with the british thinking, with his anti- suited hard-liners who say that the soviet union are breaking -- anti-soviet hard-liners
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
ranked tampa, florida, as the fifth best outdoor city in the united states. but if you ask cyclists what they think, well, you might hear something a little different. that's because in 2010, there were 12 bicycle fatalities
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Nov 9, 2012 7:30am EST
for you in oklahoma city. we'll head now into europe where we're following a large storm sitting to the south of iceland. this one is sending in front affront across the uk and scandinavia. it's going to be bringing precipitation falling as rain mostly. you can see how powerful the winds are going to be, seeing how the lines are so close together. that shows you the gusts that are going to be coming towards the british aisles and scandinavia. over the next couple of days. the rest of the continent looking pretty good apart from two storms, one to the southeast and one to the southwest. let's start with this low moving across the iberian peninsula coming into southern san francisco and the alpine region with rain rather than snow and also some severe thunderstorms. we're really watching the rain coming into portugal. you can see another front moving in. we've seen some flooding across parts of portugal. we have video showing what happened when it was hit by heavy rain on nrz morning. firefighters had to pump water out from several affected houses and shops. it's been reported 12 p
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Nov 14, 2012 7:30am EST
for the remaining three seats. they are party chief of shanghai city, liu yunshan, and zhang. and also li ewe an chau, lewian dong who is in charge of education and culture and and wang yang. >> reporter: some analysts say it's kiquite difficult to know who's going to lead the party because it's decided in a black box. what do we know about the process? >> there's a heated competition taking place between the present force, the communist league and the other group. children of high ranking communist party officials. they are not a closely knit group, but they have a greater chance of taking a seat in the party and company. a good example of this is the vice president whose father served as vice premiere. xi, as we've reported, is widely expected to assume the party's high post of general secretary. the communist youth league is positioned as the party's backup force. it's marked its 19th anniversary this year. membership in the league is a ticket to joining the party elite. members are 14 to 28 years of age. as of the end of 2007 there were 75 million of them. analysts say former senior leade
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
the last 15 minutes. a lot of explosions north of gaza city. that has been going on all morning. five palestinians were killed today. they are all hamas fighters, which brings the total to 13 cents yesterday including civilians, children, and a young baby. all of its board yesterday with israel killing -- targeting one leaderssenior hamas whose funeral is taking place today. it is a potential flashpoint. there are a few senior hamas officials here but i expect many of them are in hiding in underground bunkers. it started out as a relatively quiet night but then things started to pickup. we have seen a vapor trail of palestinian rockets being fired across the border all morning. there have been casualty's. in gaza, more casualties at. at least three militants killed today. there have been civilians killed as well in the course of the past 24 hours including children and a young baby. the fear is this could be the start of another war. >> he is a very high rank person in gaza. he is a national icon. everyone is calling for a response. i do not see a near end. >> what do you think of the
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00pm EST
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: president obama has been reelected as president of the united states. the last few ballots are still being counted, but winning ohio gave the president enough electoral college votes for victory. governor romney, the former governor of massachusetts, conceded just after 1:00 a.m. >> and i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this election is over but our principles endure. that i believe the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to renewed greatness. like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given all our to this campaign. (cheers and applause) i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> rose: the race revealed america's shifting fault lines. it was a national conversation carried out in a few battleground
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
city. arizona democrat kyrsten sinema has become the first openly bisexual persons elected to the u.s. congress. recent ballot counts showed the former state senator has defeated republican competitor vernon parker avenue phoenix area congressional district. her election comes in the year that also sought a least five openly gay democrats objected to the house while wisconsin congressmember tammy baldwin became the first openly gay person elected to the senate. other firsts this year include the election of the first hindu congress member from hawaii's, along with tammy duckworth of illinois, is also one of the first female combat veterans elected to congress. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we begin today with the media scandal engulfing the british broadcasting corporation, or bbc. the director general has resigned amidst mounting questions over the bbc's handling of two sex -- two child sex abuse reports. one of the bbc's flagship programs, newsnight, broadcast a report that wrongly implicated
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> the president thinks highly of general alan and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. at the request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold general allen numb naig as a supreme allied commander of europe pending the investigation of mr. alan's conduct. the president remains fully supporting our troops and partners in afghanistan who general allen continues to lead as he has done so ably over the year. the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation regarding general petraeus on thursday. he greatly appreciates general petraeus' remarkable service to his country both in uniform and at the cia. as he said in his statement, his heart, his thoughts and prayers go out to both general petraeus and holly petraeus at this time. he's focused on his policy agenda. and he has confidence in the acting director at the cia and he has confidence in the military to carry out the various missions he has asked them to carry out. >> rose
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm EST
studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> i'm al hunt of "bloomberg news" filling in for charlie rose from washington. we quinn if th evening with news from the white house. president obama heldaise first press conference since his reelection. he delivered a brief opening statement, emphasizing the need to avert the fiscal cliff set to take effect january 1. >> there's only one way to solve these humans and that is to do it together. as i've said before, i'm open to compromise and i'm open to new ideas and i've been encouraged the past week to hear republican after republican to agree on the need from more revenue from the wealthiest american as parent of our arithmetic if we're serious about reducing the deficit. >> the president fielded questions. the budget was the most pressing subject. obama vowed not tho extend the bush tax cuts for the top 2% of income earners. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion, and it's very difficult to see how you make up that trillio
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